Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Hospital bloopers

Actual writings on hospital charts:

  • She has no rigors or shaking chills, but her husband states she was very hot in bed last night.

  •  On the second day the knee was better, and on the third day it disappeared.

  • Discharge status: Alive but without my permission.

  • The patient refused autopsy.

  • She is numb from her toes down.

  • Occasional, constant infrequent headaches.

  • Rectal examination revealed a normal size thyroid.

  • Examination of genitalia reveals that he is circus sized.

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